My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark 7. Your Queen is a Reptile Sons Of Kemet. 6. Initially, the album sounds a bit flat and stifled but comes to life after the sound is cranked up. 5 stars for the music, 3 for the vinyl pressing. My copy is the original pressing. The nine tracks pay homage to iconic black women from Angela Davis and Harriet Tubman to social psychologist Mamie Phipps Clarke and Hutchings' own great-grandmother Ada Eastman. Learn how your comment data is processed. Is there any difference between the first and the second pressing now? The influences and inspirations are many here with each title referring to a strong afro woman from times near and far. It's tight, furious, joyous, and inspirational. The mixture of jazz and tribal elements really won me over. You will not be able to sit still for this one. More please. Contact; email sign up; Sons of Kemet; Shabaka & the Ancestors; The Comet is Coming; Shop; tour; Bio; Contact; Your Queen is a Reptile. 1. Founded in 1991, Soul Brother Records is a music and record shop based in London, and is one of the leading Soul and Jazz specialists music stores in the world. It seems that many US-based vinyl pressing outfits no longer have masters who know (or care) how to press. This album would be at home there and turn heads. 4. Nothing terminal but nonetheless unfortunate. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Sons of Kemet. Notes of Sun Ra and the bebop sax giants. My queen is Angela Davis Grabbed this while looking for interesting new jazz off of various "best of 2018" lists. Your email address will not be published. SHABAKA HUTCHINGS. We produce a unique monthly printed catalogue, packed with the latest albums, reviews, recommendations and best sellers. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. My Queen is Ada Eastman Lyrics. When I left this record out once, my mam saw it and got very cross, as she loves the monarchy and considers calling the Queen "a lizard" highly treasonous. Maybe better pressing quality? Afrofuturism Supreme musicianship, exciting sounds. https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056801.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056802.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056803.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056804.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056805.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056806.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056807.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056808.mp3, https://www.soulbrother.co.uk/sounds3/10056809.mp3. As much Afrobeat and punk as jazz. The only complaint that I have is the lack of diversity amongst the songs. I was expecting that based on the titles, but I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Mo’ Wiser Top subscription boxes – right to your door, My Queen Is Ada Eastman [feat. My queen is Doreen Laurence, 1. Despite the charged nature of the concept, these sounds are not easily categorized as "angry." Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2019. On "My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu," the drumming and stretched harmony delineate where South African township jive meets avant-jazz (and traces a direct line from Brotherhood of Breath). Until recently never heard of the group, and should have taken note of them earlier. Lovely album, otherwise. Released March 30, 2018. Politically and socially charged lyrics collide with the angular new-jazz-from-beyond across the 9 tracks on offer here. We also run our own record label, we host a show on Solar radio and produce mixes of our favourite sounds on Mixcloud. My Queen is Ada Eastman 2. The mix sounds like mud, but what rousing music. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. My queen is Mamie Phipps Clark The second record has a slight edge warp. The thumping ‘My Queen Is Harriet Tubman’ mixes the carnival vibes of the Caribbean with New Orleans brass lines, ‘My Queen Is Angela Davis’ again has that Crescent City second line vibe but with a more urgent East African groove running throughout, the Fela-esque afrobeat of ‘My Queen Is Yaa Asantewaa’ is a highlight, the Hi-life rhythms of ‘My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu’ and the scattered, chaotic ‘My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence’ are both engaging while ‘My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper’ is a restrained, slow burner that grows and builds. Your Queen is a Reptile Sons Of Kemet. She wrote a letter to Impulse! Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery. to explain this, but they never replied!! The influences and inspirations are many here with each title referring to a strong afro woman from times near and far. Your Queen Is a Reptile signals the arrival of Caribbean-born, London-based saxophonist/clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings' Sons of Kemet on Impulse! Hip-hop, funk, and Fela all meet in closer "My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence" (titled for the Labor MP), with punchy tenor lines, roiling snares, and kick drums with bleating below the floor bass notes. Herein lies the terrain where the carnival tradition of the Caribbean stretches west and north simultaneously to New Orleans marching bands and South London's adventurous, well-integrated contemporary music scene; it's where modern avant-jazz meets funk, folk tradition, grime (thanks to two raps by poet Joshua Idehen), and reggae (courtesy of toaster Congo Natty). This album turned out to be more enjoyable than I thought. Doesn't seem to be any definitive comment on whether this EU repress is better than the abysmal first US pressing. Band-leader, composer and sax and clarinettist Shabaka Hutchings is joined by London-based bandmates Tom Skinner, Seb Rochford and latest addition Theon Cross to deliver the third album from Sons Of Kemet, ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’. 2. Hip-hop, funk, and Fela all meet in closer "My Queen Is Doreen Lawrence" (titled for the Labor MP), with punchy tenor lines, roiling snares, and kick drums with bleating below the floor bass notes. Mon–Sat: 11am – 6pm My copy is a bit warped but sounds just fine. My queen is Harriet Tubman All Will Surely Burn Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2019, Lively tribal jazzy funky even with a hint of techno up in there, Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).